Petersfield  Hampshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Petersfield like this:

Petersfield, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Hants, 20 miles NE. of Portsmouth - par., 1820 ac., pop. 2294; township, 237 ac., pop. 1646; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Petersfield is an ancient town, with claim to be ranked as a prescriptive incorporation chartered by King John. The chief feature of the town is its Norman church of the 12th century. There is an endowed school or college. Fairs for cattle, sheep, and horses are held here in July and October, and there is a sheep fair in December. Petersfield returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Petersfield through time

Petersfield is now part of East Hampshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Hampshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Petersfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Petersfield in East Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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